Railway Bridge - Waterhouses, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 02.894 W 001° 52.554
30U E 575353 N 5878226
Quick Description: This arch bridge is located on Earlsway in the village of Waterhouses.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/15/2018 9:52:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMXHJW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
The bridge is a stone and brick built railway bridge that carried the former Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway over Earlsway in the village of Waterhouses. (visit link)

"The Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway (L&MVLR) was a narrow gauge railway in Staffordshire, that operated between 1904 and 1934. The line mainly carried milk from dairies in the region, acting as a feeder to the 4 ft 8 1/2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge system. It also provided passenger services to the small villages and beauty spots along its route. The line was built to a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge and to the light rail standards provided by the Light Railways Act 1896 to reduce construction costs.
The route of the line is now a foot- and cycle- path." Source: (visit link)
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What type of traffic does this bridge support?: hikers

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
A road Earlsway in Waterhouses.


Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: No

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Former Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway

Location:
Waterhouses, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.


Length of bridge: Not listed

Height of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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Mike_bjm visited Railway Bridge - Waterhouses, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK. 7/3/2017 Mike_bjm visited it